Forces of Valor 1/72nd scale UN821004C Boeing Chinook HC-1 Mk.I RAF 18 Sqn., RAF Odiham. Buy online at Flying Tigers.
The Boeing Chinook is a large, tandem rotor helicopter operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). A series of variants based on the United States Army’s Boeing CH-47 Chinook, the RAF Chinook fleet is the largest outside the United States. RAF Chinooks have seen extensive service including fighting in the Falklands War, peace-keeping commitments in the Balkans, Northern Ireland and action in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Chinook aircraft, normally based at RAF Odiham, provides heavy-lift support and transport across all branches of the British armed forces, and is supported by the smaller, medium-lift helicopters such as the AgustaWestland Merlin HC.3 of the Royal Navy’s Commando Helicopter Force and the RAF’s Westland Puma HC.2, based at RNAS Yeovilton and RAF Benson.
The Chinook is expected to remain in RAF service until the 2040s.